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Active Archaeology Group Meetings

The group runs a series of indoor evening meetings during the Autumn and Winter months. These are held at the Bucks County Museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, on weekday evenings starting at 7.30pm. Entrance is from the footpath alongside St Mary's Churchyard.

NOTE that the group now meets on Thursday evenings.

2019
Thursday 12 September
7.30pm
The ‘Beacons of the Past’ Project
– speakers: Wendy Morrison and Ed Peveler of the Chilterns Conservation Board

The CCB's four-year project to focus on the Chilterns hillforts, using remote sensing and survey, practical excavation, research – and a LiDAR survey covering 1400 square kilometres.
Thursday 10 October
7.30pm
Active Archaeology Projects Review
– led by Peter Marsden

Hogshaw, Hobbs Hill, Cholesbury, Buckland, Whitehouses, Three Locks, Ivinghoe Aston... where next?
Thursday 14 November
7.30pm
The Archaeology of Chairmaking from Bodgers to Bow-benders
– speaker: Stuart King

Examining the history of an industry that once dominated the Buckinghamshire Chilterns.
Thursday 12 December
7.30pm
Christmas Party and the AAG annual round-up of the year's activities
– with presentations by AAG members

2020
Thursday 9 January
7.30pm
Archaeology north of the Cairngorms
– speaker: Doug Stuckey

Summer volunteering on an archaeological site in Scotland.
Thursday 13 February
7.30pm
Anglo-Saxons of the upper Thames
– Toby Martin

The River Thames was a major route for the Anglo-Saxcns into the heart of post-Roman Britain.
Thursday 12 March
7.30pm
The Monks’ graveyard at St Albans
– Ross Lane of the Canterbury Trust

What the excavations can tell us about one of England's greatest monasteries.
Thursday 9 April
7.30pm
SUBJECT AND SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED
Thursday 14 May
7.30pm
SUBJECT AND SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED

The meetings are free and all are welcomed. We do ask a £1 donation for tea, coffee and biscuits at half-time.

•  If you would like to know more about other Active Archaeology Group activities:
eMail us at bucksasaag@gmail.com for further information.